Launch of the LLOOF Project - Top Speakers and a Great Venue!
The launch of LLOOF, the free online learning project resulting from a partnership between 10 European WWOOF groups (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), with funding from Erasmus+, takes place from 11am on Monday 23 May 2016 at Organico Café, 2 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.
If your organisation is based in any of the London boroughs and involved in local community projects then this is an opportunity to be awarded a cash prize and plenty of kudos - as well as well deserved recognition.
Here is a brief summary of what these awards are all about:
There is a planned Organic Gardening course in Powys that would run for 18 weeks. The venue would be The Llanfyllin Workhouse, Brynffynon, Llanfyllin, Powys SY22 5LD
Llanfyllin Workhouse is a developing community centre and venue for the arts, music, creativity and education, with a strong commitment to it's Green Hub. The Green Hub brings people of all ages, abilities and background together towards a common goal.
As a member of WWOOF UK you will of course be aware of what it means to WWOOF, but do you know what LLOOF is all about? Well, as the acronym suggests - Living & Learning On Organic Farms - this is a project which focuses on the educational aspect of the WWOOF exchange.
In accordance with the WWOOF UK protocol of holding the AGM & Membership Weekend in a different location each year - on a cyclical basis - members in each region of the UK have an equal opportunity to attend without having to travel far. The event does have a strong magnetism however and draws them in from every corner of the UK.
This year is the turn of our members in northern England to have this fantastic event on their doorstep and we are searching for that special place we know is just waiting for us.
An opportunity exists to purchase an organic vegetable growing business which comes with the following recommendation:
"Katrina of Bluebell Organics in North Yorkshire (based between Richmond and Barnard Castle) is looking to sell her very well established organic vegetable growing business which supplies a wide range of farmers’ markets in the North East of England and has a well establish home delivery service.
Some of you will be aware that 2016 is the first year in which you can organise your life with the help of a WWOOF UK calendar. The photographs used for each of the twelve months were the winning entries chosen from our member's photographic competition.
The BOOM (Best of Organic Market) Awards 2016 is an annual event through which The Soil Association celebrates all things organic. This includes both people and businesses; farmers, caterers and product brands - all involved in the positive changes we now see when going to buy our food.
Assistant Grower/Apprenticeship in Wales - January 2016 start
Troed-y-Rhiw Organics, West Wales are seeking a keen and enthusiastic grower for a busy and diverse horticulture business on a 23 acre Soil Association certified organic farm.
You will be managing farm propagation, working at markets, harvesting and helping manage WWOOFers. Some experience of growing is required but we are willing to further train up the right individual. Pay is dependent on level of experience.
This year our members weekend and AGM was held in mid-Wales; hosted by Old Chapel Farm. This was the perfect setting for the event and we were treated to fantastic accommodation, great food and a warm welcome. The weather for late September was unseasonably warm too but the nights were therefore [shockingly] cold. Due to Old Chapel Farm's lofty situation in the welsh hills, the sky at night, devoid of any light pollution, was fantastic- so many stars!